Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 46:10

Be still and know that I am God.

Kristin Brown of Middletown joined the First Church staff as Office Manager and Finance Secretary in August 2011. In this position, Kristin supports the diverse administrative needs of our two pastors, staff members, committees, ministry groups, and church families. This includes maintaining church membership data, scheduling events in church facilities, overseeing maintenance of all office equipment, and ensuring accurate record-keeping of donations. Kristin also supports the church’s Finance Director and Finance Committee in their work. She accomplishes all of these tasks by coordinating support from more than 50 volunteers.

Kristin came to this position with more than 12 years of experience as a computer programmer/analyst. Most recently, she worked for American Water Service Company in Hershey. Prior to that, she worked in various office administrative positions.

Then, in March 2010, Kristin learned that she would be losing her job in a month. “The news was devastating, but I wanted to show others that I was alright because He had something else, something better planned for me,” Kristin said. “I wanted my final weeks there to be a testament of my belief that God was in control of my life and He would provide everything I needed.”

As she drove home from work each evening, she asked God for strength and a positive attitude. Several weeks later, Kristin was offered part-time work at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Middletown, where she is a member. She enjoyed being in a place where Christ was the center of everything, and knew that moving forward, whatever she did and wherever she worked would not be right if it wasn’t being done for Christ. This became her call to serving Christ. Kristin worked for Ebenezer for a year before joining the staff of First Church.

Kristin holds an associate’s degree in elementary education from Harrisburg Area Community College, and a diploma in computer systems technology from the Computer Learning Network.

Kristin has a daughter, and a young grandson.